Filmmaking: Collections

Filmmaking and Photography Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

Cinematography

  • Introduction to Cinematography

    Learning Through Practice, 1st Edition

    By Tania Hoser

    Introduction to Cinematography offers a practical, stage-by-stage guide to the creative and technical foundations of cinematography. Building from a skills-based approach focused on professional practice, cinematographer and author Tania Hoser provides a step-by-step introduction for both…

    Paperback – 2018-12-28
    Routledge

  • Motion Picture and Video Lighting

    3rd Edition

    By Blain Brown

    Lighting is at the heart of filmmaking. The image, the mood, and the visual impact of a film are, to a great extent, determined by the skill and sensitivity of the director of photography in using lighting. Motion Picture and Video Lighting explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge

  • Voice & Vision

    A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking, 3rd Edition

    By Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

    Develop your creative voice while acquiring the practical skills and confidence to use it with this new and fully updated edition of Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s filmmaking bible, Voice & Vision. Written for independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-20
    Routledge

  • DSLR Cinema

    A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget, 3rd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of the book mapped the way…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge

  • Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen

    The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Cinematography: Theory and Practice

    Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors, 3rd Edition

    By Blain Brown

     The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging

    for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants, 1st Edition

    By Blain Brown

    It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new technologies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today’s…

    Paperback – 2014-10-03
    Routledge

  • Digital Cinematography

    Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows, 1st Edition

    By David Stump

    With the shift from film to digital, a new view of the future of cinematography has emerged. Today’s successful cinematographer must be equal parts artist, technician, and business-person. The cinematographer needs to master the arts of lighting, composition, framing and other aesthetic…

    Paperback – 2014-05-09
    Routledge

  • The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Jerry Holway, Laurie Hayball

    Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is the number one comprehensive guide to becoming a successful owner and operator of the Steadicam. Packed with interviews and instruction by the world’s premier Steadicam professionals, this book will get you up and running…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
    Routledge

  • The Filmmaker's Eye

    Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition, 1st Edition

    By Gustavo Mercado

    This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how…

    Paperback – 2010-09-01
    Routledge

  • Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

    Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, 4th Edition

    By Harry Box

    Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy…

    Paperback – 2010-08-02
    Routledge

  • Lighting for Digital Video and Television

    3rd Edition

    By John Jackman

    Enhance the visual quality of your motion pictures and digital videos with a solid understanding of lighting fundamentals. This complete course in digital video lighting begins with how the human eye and the camera process light and color, progresses through the basics of equipment and setups, and…

    Paperback – 2010-04-26
    Routledge

  • The Visual Story

    Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media, 2nd Edition

    By Bruce Block

    If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece,…

    Paperback – 2007-10-24
    Routledge